Lateral Hires

Experienced lawyers looking to grow their practice, take advantage of great legal talent and support, and transition seamlessly into a defined and focused business plan, look no further than Robinson+Cole.  Our current opportunities are listed below.  If there is not a current opening that matches your interests but you would like to submit your materials, please click here to apply.  Your materials will stay on file for future opportunities.

Labor & Employment Associate

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 firm, seeks an attorney with at least two years of employment and/or labor law experience to join our Hartford, CT or Stamford, CT office.  Robinson+Cole offers a full array of employment law services to employers: counseling, litigation, immigration, benefits, labor relations, and training. We assist clients not only with addressing pressing legal concerns, but in proactively examining policies and practices to minimize future issues and increase compliance with the laws applicable to the employee-employer relationship.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws and experience representing employers in a wide variety of employment related matters including discharge and discrimination issues, contract and grievance administration, personnel policies and handbooks, affirmative action compliance, employee discipline, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, unemployment, employment contracts, severance and separation agreements, individual terminations and reductions in force.  Litigation experience is preferred but not required.  The candidate must possess superior academic credentials, excellent writing and analytical skills, and be admitted to the Connecticut bar. 

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

Real Estate Associate - Boston

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an Attorney with at least two years experience to join its Real Estate and Development practice group in its Boston office.

Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate and Development practice regularly represents lenders, buyers, sellers and owners in commercial real estate transactions.  Representative clients include national and local lenders, developers, and owners of all classes of real estate assets.

Qualified candidates will have significant experience representing clients in real estate and finance transactional matters including commercial real estate lending, construction lending, loan participation, loan work outs, foreclosures, reviewing title and survey, condominium, commercial leasing, real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

The candidate must have substantial experience reviewing due diligence work related to zoning, survey and title issues with a special emphasis on title insurance and endorsements.  In addition to the ability to review and analyze complex real estate agreements, candidates should work well as part of a team and enjoy a fast paced work environment.

Admission to the Massachusetts bar is required.  Top academic and transactional credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation and communication skills also required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume and transcript.

Finance Attorney

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an attorney to join its Business Transactions practice group in its New York, NY; Stamford, CT, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA or Providence, RI office. 

Robinson+Cole represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of highly sophisticated secured and unsecured financing transactions, including transactions secured by, or based on, all manner of real estate and personal property. We work with banks and their special finance and merchant banking affiliates, as well as with insurance companies, venture and opportunity funds, financial subsidiaries of major industrial corporations and other financial intermediaries. We work with clients in a broad range of industries such as health care, waste management, retail, broadcast and cable television, affordable housing, cellular telephone and radio, real estate development, timeshare finance, energy, sovereign tribal nations, employee benefit plans, electric, gas and water utilities, municipal finance and financial services. We are familiar with the particular financing needs of these industries as well as with specialized collateral such as securities, real estate, vessels and aircraft.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of six years of experience in all aspects of secured and unsecured bank, mezzanine and other senior and subordinated lending, working with borrowers, banks, funds and other lenders.  The ideal candidate will have experience with subordination and intercreditor arrangements, negotiating financial covenants and intercreditor matters inherent in mezzanine financing, perfecting  collateral, advising private equity clients in connection with leveraged buyouts and refinancings, representing financial institutions in connection with secured loans to individuals, or their investment vehicles. Candidates should work well as part of a team and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Admission to the bar in which the attorney is resident is required.  Top academic and transactional credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation, and communication skills also required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and transcript.

Construction Associate - Hartford

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an attorney to join its Construction Group in its Hartford office.

The Construction Group comprises skilled litigators and transactional lawyers. Many of our lawyers have been rated by their peers as leaders in the field of construction law. We represent clients in all aspects of construction projects varying in sizes and complexity and have teamed with members of high-profile construction projects throughout the country and the world.

Qualified candidates will have two to four years of experience handling commercial, business or construction litigation matters.  Experience with commercial contract drafting, negotiation, and construction law is strongly preferred, but not required. Admission to the bar in the attorney’s office of residence is required.  Top academic credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation, and communication skills also required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

Land Use/Real Estate Associate - Boston

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 firm, seeks an associate to join its land use practice in the firm’s Boston office.  Qualified candidates will have between two and four years of experience with zoning and other local, state and federal permitting and public approval processes. Robinson+Cole’s real estate and development practice includes more than 30 attorneys who represent businesses, landowners, developers, institutions and government agencies in matters involving land development and transactions both locally and throughout the country.  Our strong land use team includes many attorneys and land use analysts with advanced degrees in city planning or related disciplines.  We appear regularly before local boards and agencies and we support and encourage our attorneys to be actively involved in their community and in national and regional professional and industry organizations.

Admission to the Massachusetts bar is required.  Top academic credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation, and communication skills are also necessary.  Experience or education as a land use planner is a plus.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and transcript.

Business Transactions Associate

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an attorney to join its Business Transactions practice group in its New York, NY, Stamford, CT, Hartford, CT or Boston, MA office. 

Robinson+Cole's Business Transactions practice group represents clients in a broad range of corporate, strategic, financial, and commercial transactions and matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital debt and equity financings; joint ventures; corporate governance; and significant commercial agreements.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience drafting and negotiating complex transaction documents relating to mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, commercial lending, and corporate finance matters.  Candidates should work well as part of a team and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Admission to the bar in which the attorney is resident is required.  Top academic and transactional credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation, and communication skills also required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and law transcript.

Real Estate Attorney - Boston

Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 Firm, seeks an Attorney with at least eight years of experience to join its Real Estate and Development practice group in its Boston office.

Robinson+Cole’s Real Estate and Development practice regularly represents lenders, buyers, sellers and owners in commercial real estate transactions.  Representative clients include national and local lenders, developers, and owners of all classes of real estate assets.

Qualified candidates will have significant experience representing clients in real estate and finance transactional matters including commercial real estate lending, construction lending, loan participation, loan work outs, foreclosures, reviewing title and survey, condominium, commercial leasing, real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

The candidate must have substantial experience reviewing due diligence work related to zoning, survey and title issues with a special emphasis on title insurance and endorsements.  In addition to the ability to review and analyze complex real estate agreements, candidates should work well as part of a team and enjoy a fast paced work environment.

Admission to the Massachusetts bar is required.  Top academic and transactional credentials, excellent writing, research, negotiation and communication skills also required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume and transcript.

Business Immigration Associate - Hartford

The Hartford office of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, is seeking a Business Immigration Associate with two to four years of business immigration law experience to join our Immigration practice.

Our lawyers, experienced in all aspects of immigration law, represent Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies, as well as small businesses, new ventures, and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities.  Our firm provides a full range of immigration legal services. We regularly prepare submissions to all applicable government agencies and assist clients with employment eligibility verification and compliance.

The ideal candidate will have experience assessing eligibility of corporate foreign national employees for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa status in the United States, working with clients to prepare petitions and applications for submission to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) for nonimmigrant and immigrant status for foreign national duties, and working on other related duties as required.

Our ideal candidate has superior academic credentials, excellent writing and analytical skills, has the ability to work as a member of a team, and works well in a fast-paced environment.  Candidate must be highly motivated with strong organizational skills (with emphasis on detail) and the ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure. 

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (preferably not edited by others).

Intellectual Property & Technology Associate 

Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 firm, seeks an associate with six to seven years of intellectual property and technology transaction and trademark and copyright prosecution experience to join its Intellectual Property and Technology Law Practice Group. 

We are looking for a candidate with significant experience on:

  • Trademark and copyright prosecution, counseling and enforcement matters including prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing trademark and copyright applications and registrations, counseling on brand management and copyright protection matters, assisting with resolution of ownership rights and disputes, advising on the establishment of trade secret programs, and counseling clients on packaging, labeling, promotional and advertising matters.
  • A range of intellectual property and technology transactional matters, including structuring, drafting, revising, and negotiating a wide variety of agreements related to intellectual property and technology including license agreements, research and development agreements, strategic alliance agreements, maintenance, support and other service agreements, and other intellectual property and technology agreements. The candidate will also assist on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions.

Candidates will be located in Hartford, CT or New York, NY.  Candidates should have: superior academic credentials; excellent writing and analytical skills; hard-working and a self-starter with excellent attention to detail; and 6 - 7 years of law firm experience.  Admission to the bar in the state of residence is required.    

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

Litigation Associate (ERISA) - Hartford, CT

Robinson+Cole, an AmLaw 200 firm, seeks an associate with at least three years of complex litigation experience to join its Litigation Section in its Hartford, CT office. 

Robinson+Cole is one of the few firms in the Northeast and Florida with a specific team of lawyers and nonlawyer professionals who focus on advising and defending employers, plans, and life, health and disability insurers in connection with claims for employee welfare benefits and administration of benefit plans governed by ERISA.

We are looking for a candidate with superior academic credentials, excellent writing and analytical skills, and large-firm or equivalent experience to join our team.  The successful candidate will be expected to assume substantial responsibility, including drafting of briefs on critical motions, management of discovery, depositions and court appearances.  Admission to the CT bar required.  Law review experience and/or judicial clerkship experience are a plus.  ERISA benefits litigation experience preferred, but not required.

Click here to apply, please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and two writing samples (preferably briefs not edited by others).

Recruiting Contact

Lisa M. Vooys, RP

Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
legalcareers@rc.com